Philip Zelikow is now being asked about the decision by President Obama to close Guantanamo.
He told the committee:
Guantanamo has become in world public opinion a toxic problem for the United States America. And so we needed to address that in our foreign policy.
Zelikow also said — contra the fear-mongering by GOPers lately — we routinely hold in US mainland prisons terror suspects like Ramzi Yousef who are believed to be far more dangerous than many of the detainees in Gitmo.